MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (MFL) AT HARTHILL
Our curriculum enables children to:
Understand concepts, themes and genres
Acquire and apply knowledge and skill
So that they:
develop a strong sense of belonging with a good understanding of the wider world.
be inspired to raise their ambition.
grow resilience as determined and independent individuals.
show kindness, respect and tolerance.
Intent: Through our Modern Foreign Language curriculum, children in KS2 will access, acquire, attempt and apply substantive (factual) and disciplinary (skill-based) knowledge whilst building on their Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Following the Twinkl scheme, we aim to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We intend to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.
Through our MFL curriculum children will:
-build on prior knowledge and begin to develop a specific skill
-be offered an insight into the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and communities
-build vocabulary and grammatical structures as a result of direct teaching
- regularly retrieve learning to move knowledge from short term to long term memory
-practice speaking Spanish
The impact of our MFL curriculum is demonstrated in the following ways:
-an increased profile of languages across school
-what children say (pupil questioning, explanations, discussion contributions, verbal retrieval)
-what children do (displays, mind-mapping for retrieval)